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Object description

  • Chinese artist
  • Coffee pot, about 1800
  • Porcelain
  • China
  • H: 9 3/4 in, W: 9 1/2 in, D: 3 7/8 in (H: 24.8 cm, W: 24.1 cm, D: 9.8 cm)
  • Museum Purchase, 2001
  • AE85975.AB

DESCRIPTION

This is a London-decorated Chinese export coffee pot and cover painted in sepia with scenes taken from engravings of 'Venus clipping cupid's wings' and 'Diana taking Cupid's bow ', representing sensual and spiritual love. The spout and sides with elaborate gilt scrolls, beneath near classical swags of gold.